Adrian King’s 79th minute goal earned Boys’ Town a 1-1 draw with Rivoli United in their Red Stripe Premier League game at Barbican play field yesterday.Corey Burke had earlier fired the visitors ahead in the 51st minute with his league leading 11th goal of the season. However, minutes later, he wasted a great opportunity to add to his tally when he failed to convert a penalty.Yesterday’s point lifted Boys’ Town one place to seventh and Rivoli stayed tenth with 14 points after yesterday’s early match.King was disappointed that Boys’ Town did not go on to bag all three points after his equaliser.”We were a bit disappointing in the first-half and squandered a number of good chances,” he said.The former Bridgeport High Manning Cup player has become a fan favourite since joining the ‘Red Brigade’ this season and although he believes he should have scored more he is satisfied with his contribution.”I feel pleased within myself, I just want to continue the hard work so I can stand out in games,” King said. He has promised to improve on his accuracy in front of goal to pull Boys’ Town out of the bottom half of the table.”We are not pleased with the position that we are in. We should have been up more, but we need to score more,” he added.Boys’ Town were the better team in the first-half but wasted their chances. Six minutes into the second-half they were made to pay when Burke dribbled fired a low shot past goalkeeper Kirk Porter.With just over ten minutes to go King broke away and calmly slotted past Marlon Henry for the equaliser.Other results: UWI FC 1 (Deno Schaffe 38th) Waterhouse 0; Cavalier 2 (Donovan Alvaranga 33rd, Nicholas Hamilton 62nd) Portmore United 1 (Mallique Foster 80th).
Pakistan, who face off against India later this week in a Champions Trophy game, should be way of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Aamer Sohail said at Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017.”The way Dhoni has been able to win matches with a team with limited resources is remarkable”, the former Pakistani opener said, adding, “Pakistan should definitely be scared of Dhoni, he is still a very dangerous player”.Harbhajan Singh who was part of the session where Sohail made the comments also said that even though Dhoni may not be handling captaincy, he brings a lot of experience to the team and is a terrific asset. “Dhoni can win you matches not just as a batsman but also as a wicketkeeper, as a leader,” the Indian off-spinner said. (Harbhajan Singh, Aamer Sohail agree: At times Bangladesh plays better cricket than Pakistan ).Bhajji noted that Dhoni as well as Yuvraj Singh are no longer the batsmen they were in their primes. “(Back then) they could start hitting from the word go. Now if they are willing to spend time in the middle and play out 20-25 balls then they can regain their touch,” Harbhajan added.Meanwhile, Aamer Sohail credited Dhoni with playing a huge role in building the current Indian side. “The team which Virat Kohli has inherited, Dhoni has a huge role to play in that. The way Dhoni has been able to win matches with a team with limited resources is remarkable,” Sohail said. (India much stronger than Pakistan now, say Mohammad Azharuddin and Aamer Sohail).advertisement
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TORONTO – Trying to identify a defining moment in someone’s career is a difficult thing to do when there is no dramatic, life-altering event to mark the occasion. Mostly, we only realize what happened years later, in hindsight, after they achieve success, in the case of those who make it. Those of us who were lucky enough to witness it, walk away from an ordinary moment feeling like something extraordinary had happened. That’s exactly how I felt after watching singer-songwriter and producer 11:11 perform in Toronto the other night.11 was headlining the 10th anniversary celebration of The Come Up Show at Adelaide Hall. His fans, a room full of hip hop culture diehards, were eager to welcome him back after a year away from the stage. He released ‘Home’, one of the songs from his upcoming album Mood, two weeks earlier in mid-November and the audience already knew the lyrics. They were singing them along with him.11 opened up the floodgates on digital media starting with the release of ‘Home’ to his 200,000 followers on Vevo, then crossed platforms over to iTunes, Spotify and YouTube. The song marks a transition from his traditional R&B style to a more pop-influenced sound. Despite the change, he manages to keep his signature soul vocals, one that flows effortlessly to create a unique, contemporary vibe. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement The release of ‘Home’ signals a change for 11 after a decade in the music industry. It could very well be the kind of break that so many artists look for as a launching point in their careers. In the black box of a venue, in the moment, I can’t help but feel like this will be the moment that started it all for him. And although I hear him apologizing for the strain in his voice, the hoarseness doesn’t seem to matter at all. The audience looks beyond it, like I do, like he has already proven himself to the people who matter most to him.During his days in Lawrence Heights as a producer, “making beats for rappers around the neighbourhood,” known as Jungle, he tells me, “we used to break into abandoned houses to set up computers, create music and record songs.” From his modest studio at the Lawrence Heights Community Centre, “after realizing my love for the craft,” as he puts it, “I ventured into singing hooks and began writing, and the rest is history,” said 11.When I asked him how he felt about the show on Thursday night, he talked about the great turnout and how much he loved to perform his music in front of a live audience.The new release will undoubtedly turn heads in the industry and has already resonated with fans, judging from the response to the new single during the live performance at The Come Up Show. “I remember releasing a record and only getting 200 plays maximum and waking up one day and seeing my music get 100,000 plays; that’s when I realized things changed,” confided 11.His adventures in music eventually led him to Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, yet, he still keeps in touch with some of the rappers from his old neighbourhood, like Top5 Psycho, Jigsaw, and Ice.He shared one of his most memorable moments, the first time he flew out to LA to meet with his managers, which he said was one of the most important moments in his career and in his life. “Meeting them and being around the music and people changed everything,” he said. It “has inspired me to want to create more music, and better music for myself and for my fans. It has been one of the most motivating experiences thus far.”The singer-songwriter also recorded his self-titled EP, 11:11, in LA in 2015 with songs like ‘Westside‘ and ‘Wild Ting‘ that contributed to his quintessential soul-trap sound. ‘Wild Ting’ has a Jamaican style rockers reggae vibe flowing. The release of the album was around the time his fans started to take notice. Like me, they wonder out loud how much longer 11:11 will remain a secret.He released another single before ‘Home’, called ‘Good Love’, and was featured on the Eric Bellinger album Eric B for President on a song called ‘One of Dem’.He’s worked hard for the past year, putting focus on the upcoming album and took a hiatus from performing live. “This is the first full length album so I’m putting everything I have into this record. I’m itching to get back on the stage, so will be back there soon enough!” he wrote to me in a note.Written by Dennis Smith and Tyler Craig, and produced by Mantra, ‘Home’ is about expressing love, derived from a feeling of longing for familiarity and human interaction. The tittle, said 11, “refers to my experience while in LA for three months without my girlfriend. It is a tribute to the desire to come back home and spend time with the woman I love.”The album, Mood, is set for release in the first quarter of 2018. 11 said, “it reflects the way I feel in my life at certain times, channeling the vast ups and downs in the rollercoaster we call life. More than anything, I want the album to be relatable, to strike up memories or channel what people are currently experiencing emotionally. It is a journey of the heart – and most of all, I’m hoping it will resonate.”He added, “I want to create timeless music. I have this desire to create music that draws a certain mood, and leaves a lasting impression in the air space it occupies. It resonates. There’s nothing better than ‘Mood’ music.”Find multiple ways to listen to ‘Home’ on: http://www.coremagazines.com/music/mood11:11 – ‘Home’ (Lyric video) on YouTube:https://youtu.be/5YvaraC1-FUby Cherryl Bird – Toronto, Ontario, CanadaTwitter @ladycbird | Instagram @cherrylbirdConnect with us.Like and follow Core Magazines on social media:YouTube.com/CoreMagazinesFacebook.com/CoreMagazinesGoogle.com/+CoreMagazinesCoreMagazines.Tumblr.comSoundcloud.com/coremagazineswww.coremagazines.com: Core Magazines – local culture from around the world.by Cherryl Bird Singer-songwriter 11:11 – photo: Kevin Kaige (CNW Group/Core Magazines) Twitter
Categories: Albert News,News 17Jan Rep. Albert joins House Appropriations Committee for 2019-20 legislative session State Rep. Thomas Albert is joining the House Appropriations Committee for the new legislative session, protecting Michigan taxpayers while helping shape the state’s investments in education, law enforcement, the prison system and several other areas.Committee assignments for the Michigan House’s 2019-20 legislative term were announced this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield.Albert’s background makes him a perfect fit for the committee charged with wisely investing taxpayer money while crafting the state government budget. He previously served as a committee chair leading reforms to make Michigan’s public retirement systems stronger and more efficient, and before joining the Legislature worked as an investor for the State of Michigan Retirement Systems.“This is an issue of prioritization and doing what’s best for Michigan – both for today and tomorrow,” Albert said. “We must continue making state government more efficient so we can focus investments on schools, roads and other priorities most important to hard-working taxpayers and families. Our future depends on it.”Albert, of Lowell, will lead the Appropriations Committee panel dealing with the state prison system, handled through the Michigan Department of Corrections – a significant employer in the 86th House District. He also will serve on appropriations subcommittees specializing in school funding, the Michigan State Police and services to military veterans, and agriculture.###
Matt StraussComcast has launched its new streaming cable TV service, Stream TV, in Chicago with plans to roll it out to its entire service area by early 2016.The over-the-top offering will include live channels from “all the major broadcast networks” and HBO, thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows and a cloud DVR.Stream TV is available to existing Comcast Xfinity internet-only customers in the Chicago metropolitan area and can be accessed from laptops, tablets and phones in users’ homes.“It’s an exciting time to be a TV fan – there is more quality content than ever and seemingly limitless ways to keep up with all the shows and movies people are talking about. We’ll continue to experiment by creating offerings like Stream TV so that users can choose the service that works best for them,” said executive vice president and general manager, video services for Comcast Cable, Matt Strauss.The service will cost roughly US$15 per month – subject to additional local taxes and fees that will vary by market.